Site visit: Hillingdon has an app for that

While big trusts grab headlines for big-bang EPRs, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been quietly getting on with a best of breed strategy, delivered through an app built by its own IT team. Ben Heather went to have a look.

1 December 2016


Ewan Davis: time to be brave, minister

Ewan Davis has been using a holiday to India to reflect on the state of healthcare IT; and he reckons its time to learn from PM Narendra Modi and do something brave to kick-start change.

28 November 2016

Digital Health interview: Norman Lamb

The personal is the political for the former health minister, who has direct family experience of mental health issues and has used his political career to campaign for better standards – and the IT to support them. Laura Stevens spoke to him.

23 November 2016

Another view: repeats appointments

Neil Paul has been trying out two products that allow patients to book appointments direct with a GP. One works, because it doesn’t just fill slots, and the other needs more work, because that’s all it does.

21 November 2016


Michael Thick: A review of the AAR

The government’s Accelerated Access Review is a good start on shortening the time from bench to bedside innovation. But there’s more still to do, argues IMS MAXIMS’ chief clinical information officer and chief medical officer.

17 November 2016


Gareth Baxendale: can wearables count for medicine?

The head of technology for the NIHR Clinical Research Network says fitness apps are already being used to recruit people to clinical trials; but there are some hurdles to their being used in healthcare.

16 November 2016


Dallas: telehealth’s reboot reviewed

Whatever happened to the massive and well-funded Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale programme, and did it deliver any results? Laura Stevens sets out to find out.

10 November 2016


Laura’s digital disruptors: even better than the real thing

Virtual reality could have any number of applications in healthcare, from training surgeons to supporting patients with some kinds of mental health issues. Digital Health’s Laura Stevens dons her headset to find out more.

9 November 2016


Ade Memoire: all mod cons

In 1998, Adrian Byrne’s trust decided the future was the web. The modern world says it was right, the world of healthcare software that it was wrong. Now, he's got the private hell of deciding where to go on mobile...

3 November 2016


Site visit: Birmingham goes paperless in ICU

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is well known for its PICS system, and now it is rolling out paperless working to its huge ICU. Laura Stevens went to see the latest IT development in action.

3 November 2016


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